The Ferrari 348 GTS

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Ferrari 348 GTS – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 348 GTS

Ferrari 348 GTS – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 348 GTS – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 348 GTS – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 348 GTS – Key Details

Ferrari 348 GTSDetail
Launched: 1993
Engine: V8 – Rear Engine
Power: 235 kW (320 hp) at 7200 rpm
Torque: 324 Nm (33 kgm) at 5000 rpm
Top Speed: Over 174 mph
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 5.4 secs
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 348 GTS

FERRARI 348 GTS– A SHOCKINGLY-RARE V8 FERRARI

The Ferrari 348 GTS is one of the scarcest models you are likely to run across. By 1993, it was time to give the 348 line a mid-cycle update: The 80s-inspired styling and underpinnings were starting to lag behind the competition from other supercar makers. So, Ferrari took the 348 TS under the knife, creating the updated and improved 348 GTS. Ferrari’s attempts to modernize the 348 were ultimately insufficient, however, with the buying public giving the car a cool reception and correspondingly low sales.

UPDATED STYLING AND POWER

Minor revisions were made to the GTS’s styling, although they take an eagle eye to spot. Look for a slightly revised front grille, along with new chrome prancing horse badge on the rear of the car. Still, the easiest way to tell the GTS apart from its TS forebear is by finding the badge; these two models look practically identical to the untrained observer. More noteworthy changes lie under the bonnet. While the Ferrari 348 GTS used the same 3.4-litre V8 as the TS, a new engine management system and exhaust allowed it to produce an extra 20 bhp, for a grant total of 320 (or just 312 in the U.S.).

That might not sound like a lot of power today, but back in 1993, it was enough for a 0 to 60 time in the low 5-second range. A dry-sump system was used to prevent oil starvation at high g-loads, keeping the engine lubricated during hard acceleration and aggressive cornering. Most importantly, though, were the handling improvements. The rear wheels were now wider and the car’s suspension geometry was revised, resulting in improved ride and handling compared to the TS.

CONCLUSION

Even though the 348 GTS seemed to feature enough improvements to entice new buyers, sales were not exactly brisk. Perhaps shoppers were looking for more thoroughly updated styling to go with the performance improvements. From 1993 until the model’s final production year in 1995, just 137 examples of the 348 GTS were made. Such low sales figures mean the 348 GTS an exceedingly rare find on the market today, with prices remaining relatively low. With good looks, a powerful V8, and improved ride and handling, these can be a great used Ferrari option today.

Ferrari 348 GTS – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: Ferrari

Ferrari 348 GTS – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h5.4 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed173 mph / 280 km/h
Engine
TypeV8
Overall displacement3404 cm3
Max. power output*235 kW (320 hp) at 7200 rpm
Max. torque*324 Nm (33 kgm) at 5000 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4230 mm
Width1894 mm
Height1170 mm
Dry weight**1370 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 348 GTS – Registry & Videos

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